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Friday, 22 August 2008

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Carol

Hey Cathy! That chicken looks tasty. I used to grill beer can chicken all the time, that is until the Mister got into cornish hens. I think I still have the contraption somewhere. I tried once to just put the chicken on the can and it worked okay with a smaller bird. I found spraying the contraption or the can with cooking spray helps the chicken slide off easier.

nhbilly

Easiest way took cook a bird fast and keep it very moist.

Chris

It is about time. We call this "beer butt chicken" back east. I like to use Tecate beer and rub with jalepeno/garlic oil with lemon and salt.The chicken is dry cooked on the outside (crispy skin) while moist cooked(steamed) from the inside making it tender and moist.

RONW

always wanted to know the process to make beer-can chicken. Question: (bare with me) low temperature means how many degrees?

Cathy

Hi Carol- Cornish game hens remind me too much of the pet quails I used to have, when lying upside down on the plate, anyhow. I never thought of spraying the contraption with nonstick-might make some cleanup easier. Thanks.
It is really good, Bill
Chris-Roll over any of the photos to see what I named the folder for this post. Lots of flavors in that skin when you make it-sounds good.
Ron-Had to think about it. On the gas grill, if the heat and flames are too high, the skin will burn to a black crisp before the inside is cooked...so the heat dial is set low. If I use the contraption on a bird inside the oven at home, I set to 350° at most. If I know I have time (it will take longer) then I set it at 325°. I just let the outside cook and crisp and the canned beverage boils and steams away on the inside and the bottom plate catches the grease.

PGS

I have heard chicken made this way is really tasty. I just can't stop laughing at the 'sitting' chicken, as if it is waiting for someone to come along.

I really like your $5 Friday recipes.

Cathy

PGS! I haven't heard from you since, like, February. CHicken this way is easy and so tasty. You probably can make it without the contraption, just make sure it is sitting pretty on a pan to catch the juice. I kind of was afraid to do the $5 Friday things, becasue the recipes are kind of simple and not exotic. But it is how we eat at home- stuff on sale that week or shopping trip. I like not really planning. Anything.

Carol

We also use vertical roasters called Spaneks in the oven. It's similar principle as the beer can roaster except the Spanek sits in a baking tray with choice of liquid. I like to use this for when I want to make gravy from the drippings.

Cathy

Oh I've seen Spaneks before, Carol. I can see how a can could fit under it also...didn't even think of it until now... The gravy thing just hit me...for the last three or four days I have been craving mashed potatoes... buttery and with gravy...mmm

Carol

Mmmmm! Buttery mash potato with gravy! I might have to roast some chicken and make gravy tomorrow and get the Mister to whip up a batch of his garlic mash potatos.

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